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Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...
... seige), feathers for stuffing, replenishing on a regular basis and a tradable commodity.
The location, defensive walls, wells and pigeons allowed the Etruscans to hold out for 2 years against the Romans, though it wasn't clear why the city fell after that. One suspects that it was the result of either a traitorous or heroic act, depending which side of the wall you were on.
Walked over 3/4 of the Andello della rupe, a ...
... La Spezia with a change over in Empoli. Wow, Montepulciano is a beautiful village set high up (2000 ft) with a protective wall and lots of small streets going up and down. It is quite the workout for the legs....my room, once I found the B&B, is lovely: queen size bed, private bathroom and 2 windows. Its about a 5 min walk up from the bus station. After settling in, I went walking...up to the town centre, within the walls. Surprising, the ...
... in this medieval lodging a few steps from the main square. This complex has been in Gio's family for 700 years and once housed a school where students learned the art of mosaics, of which there are many on display. We are in one of the smaller rooms which is sufficient, but has an extremely small shower - a bit larger than 2' x 2'. The main part of town is closed to all traffic except for residents, so walking on ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking